Before + AFTER // Children’s Room Mural

“The Mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

Earlier this year my client came to me with a conundrum. Her family was going to be expanding +one soon which meant her current only child was going to need to downsize his play spaces to make room for a new nursery!

To help her toddler transition into a single room it was important this space became inspirational and would make him eager for independent play!

With budget in mind, we instantly started talking about painting a bold and bright mural and I knew pretty quick I wanted to design a punchy graphic mountain scape for this rambunctious little man!

Children have a natural longing for adventure and achievement and what better way to inspire them to go forth and conquer than a mural of mountains to watch over their dreams.

By creating a dynamic, graphic mural – the design is not only relevant now but can grow with the space as her child’s needs develop and change.

Concept //

Concept board for Little Boys room nursery - Modern Mountain theme for childrens room. Mountains Bears Buffalo Teepee's

For the concept – I pulled images and inspiration together that was very graphic with bold lines and a strong palette.

Graphic Design for Little Boys room nursery - Modern Mountain theme for childrens room. Mountains Bears Buffalo Teepee's

I knew I wanted to do a double wall mural to encompass both of the main areas you see when you walk into the room. The objective was for the immediate appearance to be a stunning mountain skyline.

Concept board for Little Boys room nursery - Modern Mountain theme for childrens room. Mountains Bears Buffalo Teepee's

Once everything was reviewed & agreed upon with the client – we broke ground and started building our mountains!

Before //

IMG_8923 2-1

 

Process //

IMG_8934 2-1

Paint //

Behr – Sunny Side Up, Snowbound, Explorer Blue & Caribbean Current

Before & After for Little Boys room nursery - Modern Mountain theme for childrens room. Mountains Bears Buffalo Teepee's

IMG_7101 2-1

Before & After for Little Boys room nursery - Modern Mountain theme for childrens room. Mountains Bears Buffalo Teepee's

IMG_3847 2-1

Before & After for Little Boys room nursery - Modern Mountain theme for childrens room. Mountains Bears Buffalo Teepee's

After //

Before & After for Little Boys room nursery - Modern Mountain theme for childrens room. Mountains Bears Buffalo Teepee's

Before & After for Little Boys room nursery - Modern Mountain theme for childrens room. Mountains Bears Buffalo Teepee's

Before & After //

Before & After for Little Boys room nursery - Modern Mountain theme for childrens room. Mountains Bears Buffalo Teepee's

What a difference?!

Without changing or bringing in any new furniture we were able to completely transform the space. Adding this mountain “greenery” indoors enhances the already playful decor and provides a pop of pattern and color to an otherwise neutral space.

Who wouldn’t want to wake up to that?

xxx,

Heather KW

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s